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Post  SSGR on Tue 26 Feb 2013, 7:52 pm

On arriving home tonight, I found that kit five (rear axle) had been delivered today. Inside was also a letter from Steve explaining why a few items had not made it into the kit. Very professional, thanks Steve. Kit weight = 19kg, Total weight is currently 118kg.

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Post  SSGR on Thu 07 Mar 2013, 8:35 pm

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A good day in the workshop today. Rear springs are now ready for painting.

John
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Post  SSGR on Thu 07 Mar 2013, 8:37 pm

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Chassis is now back together, two coats of primer,undercoat and topcoat. Had a bit too much paint around the bolt holes!

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Post  burrell1 on Fri 08 Mar 2013, 9:41 am

Your lorry chassis is starting to look great, it really shows all the hard work you have put into it. It is amasing to see what a coat of paint can do. Good to see another Essex Foden SWB lorry under construction. Maybe when our lorries are completed we can get them together at a steam rally for a photo call.

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Post  SSGR on Fri 08 Mar 2013, 8:42 pm

Thanks Bill,

I am a bit behind the kit deliveries but getting there slowly!

It would be fantastic to get the two SWB's together when they are finished.

How is yours progressing?

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Post  burrell1 on Sat 09 Mar 2013, 9:32 am

Hi John

I am slowly working away on my lorry. I have got an entry in the Owners Photos area under the heading Bill's 6" Foden SWB Lorry. I have got to the stage where the chassis is up on all four wheels and I am now working on the brakes. As I already have a working STW Burrell engine I attend a number of Steam Rallies in the Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk area. If you fancy a drive of a Burrell traction engine let me know and we can arrange to meet up at a rally. My first rally in England this year will be at the Royal Gun Powder Mills, Waltham Abbey.

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Post  SSGR on Sun 10 Mar 2013, 12:10 pm

Hi Bill,

Your 6" SWB is looking very good. I would love the chance to have a drive of your Burrell unfortunately I am working the weekend of the Royal Gun Powder Mills show, but hopefully we could meet up at another local show later in the season?

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Post  SSGR on Fri 26 Apr 2013, 11:31 am

Kit 7 has just arrived. A very nice set of rear wheels. Total weight is now 143kg.

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Post  SSGR on Sun 28 Apr 2013, 11:55 am

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After a few weeks away,I am slowly catching up. Towbar ready for fitting.

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Post  SSGR on Sun 28 Apr 2013, 11:57 am

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Towbar and chassis brackets now fitted.

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Post  SSGR on Sun 28 Apr 2013, 6:56 pm

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After another good day, the front axle is painted and ready for assembly next week and the rear axle box is half painted.

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Post  Hecter on Mon 29 Apr 2013, 8:56 pm

coming along nicely John, have you heard anything about the gears for the rear axle that have been delayed?
waiting for them to come to get our chassis rolling finally

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Post  SSGR on Tue 30 Apr 2013, 3:38 am

Thanks Andrew.

Looking at Craigs last production update, I think the diffs should be with us in May.

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Post  SSGR on Wed 01 May 2013, 3:17 pm

The missing parts from Kit 5 arrived today, adding another 9kg to the total weight so far.

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Post  SSGR on Fri 07 Jun 2013, 3:52 pm

Just back from a month in La La Land. Lots of work to catch up on. Pics to follow. Kit 8 arrived today, Steering Assembly and Rear Brake. Kit weight 15kg, total weight so far 167kg.

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Post  SSGR on Fri 14 Jun 2013, 10:41 pm

Thanks to Steve and Dean for sorting out my school boy error on the front suspension today. Dean also kindly gave me a tour of the factory. Brilliant to see how our kits are made. 

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Post  SSGR on Wed 01 Jan 2014, 8:17 pm

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As well as a busy summer at work,I was also lucky enough to be trained up as a train driver at Bressingham in 2013 which kept me busy on my days off. I have spent December slowly catching up on the build. Here are some pics of my progress.

John


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Post  SSGR on Wed 01 Jan 2014, 8:19 pm

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Front Axle fitted.

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Post  SSGR on Wed 01 Jan 2014, 8:22 pm

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Rear Springs being fitted.

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Post  SSGR on Wed 01 Jan 2014, 8:24 pm

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Front Wheel in Undercoat.

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Post  SSGR on Wed 01 Jan 2014, 8:26 pm

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Front hub painted and ready. I fitted an extra spacer/washer to get the castle nut to fit better.

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Post  SSGR on Wed 01 Jan 2014, 8:27 pm

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Front wheels fitted. Waiting to fit the dust cap and wheel cover.

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Post  SSGR on Wed 01 Jan 2014, 8:28 pm

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Test fitting the rear diff. Now to paint and grease up!

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Post  Robfishman on Thu 02 Jan 2014, 5:21 pm

Looking good John. Great to see these coming together.
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Post  SSGR on Fri 03 Jan 2014, 6:41 pm

Thanks Rob. I am a few kits behind still but hope to have caught up soon.

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